Nigeria King in Uganda for Trade, Tourism development

With a privately chattered plane, the 21st Olu of Warri Atuwatse III, landed at Entebbe airport in Uganda on Sunday evening. Flanked by an entourage of delegates, the Nigerian royal touched down at at 18:45hrs.

Key on their visit, is to explore the potential collaboration in the training and capacity building for the youth in the oil and gas industry in Africa. 

His Royal Highness was welcomed by the His Worship Fabrice Rulinda, the Mayor of Entebbe Municipality, who further highlighted that the visit aims to strengthen the relationship between Delta State and Entebbe, to foster mutual growth, tourism and development.

According to mayor Rulinda, the Royal delegate will engage in fruitful discussions to identify areas of cooperation, exchange ideas, and explore potential partnerships. 

“The primary focus will be on developing robust training programs, sharing best practices, and creating abundant opportunities for youth empowerment and employment within the oil and gas sector,” the Entebbe Mayor clarified. 

He added that the visit of the 21st Olu of Warri Atuwatse III to Entebbe Municipal Council signifies the commitment of both regions to foster collaboration and drive economic growth, saying, it reflects a shared vision of creating a sustainable future for the youth in Africa, particularly within the oil and gas industry.

“Recognising the immense potential for collaboration between Delta State and Entebbe, His Highness aims to identify opportunities to enhance skills, knowledge, and capacity building for the youth in this critical industry and tourism,” the Entebbe Mayor noted.

About King Atuwatse

Ogiame Atuwatse III (born 2 April 1984) is a Nigerian traditional king of the Kingdom of Warri in the Delta State. He was born Utieyinoritsetsola Emiko, also known as Tsola Emiko, on April 2, 1984, to Olu Atuwatse II, the 19th Olu of Warri, and Gladys Durorike Emiko. 

He is also a descendant of Olu Akengbuwa and was crowned the 21st Olu of Warri on August 21, 2021, at Ode-Itsekiri, succeeding his uncle, Ogiame Ikenwoli His paternal great-grandfather was Olu Ginuwa II, and he is the 16th great-grandson in a direct male line of Olu Ginuwa, the first Olu of Warri. 

He is a distant relative of the Benin royal family through Ginuwa’s grandfather, who was Oba Ewuare the Great of the Kingdom of Benin.

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